American universities have dominated the Times Higher Education Rankings’ 2019 table for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects subjects, although Oxford was still the best university for clinical and health sciences in the world for the eighth consecutive year.
Launched recently, the ranking evaluates the top educational and research institutions of the world for 2019 in fields of clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects. The 2019 rankings are based on 13 performance indicators, including teaching, research, citations, international mix and industry income. American universities secured five of the top ten spots on the list.
Here are the details of the top 10 universities according to THE World University Rankings 2019 for clinical, pre-clinical and health-subjects.
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The University of Oxford is one of the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the second-oldest surviving University of the World. Oxford University has an alumni network of 250,000+ students, including 120 Olympic medallists, 29 Nobel Prize winners, 27 ministers of the United Kingdom and numerous international leaders of the world. Oxford is widely popular among students aspiring a career in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Almost 69 Nobel Prize winners have either worked or studied at the varsity making it an emblem of excellence across the world. This year, Oxford succeeded in securing 91.4 in the overall subject category in the 2019 ranking. It is also the number one university in the world, as reported by world university rankings 2019.
Harvard University, United States of America
Founded in 1636, Harvard is a world-renowned residential research university which operates numerous scientific research institutes, along with the largest academic library system in the world. Harvard University has an alumni network 323,000+ students with over 271,000 in the US and nearly 52,000 in 201 other countries of the world. The network includes 158 Nobel laureates, 18 Fields Medallists, 48 Pulitzer Prizes and 108 Olympic medallists. Harvard secured 89.5 in teaching, 98.7 in research and 87.4 in citations. It is currently placed sixth in the World University rankings 2019.
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution and is the fourth oldest surviving university in the world. The varsity is spread over 31 constituent Colleges with over 100 academic departments that are organised into six schools. Cambridge encompasses 150 faculties and is home to over 100 libraries with more than 15 million books. It is also a part of the “golden triangle” consisting of Cambridge University Health Partners, an academic health science centre and leading English universities. Cambridge obtained an overall score of 87.4 with 99.1 in research and 78.3 in teaching in rankings’ 2019. It also ranks second in the world university rankings for the year 2019.
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Imperial College London is a science-based institution which focuses on four major areas: science, medicine, business and engineering. Imperial was granted its charter in the year 1907 after merging the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the City and Guilds College. The college’s motto is ‘Scientia Imperii decus et tutamen’, which translates as “Scientific knowledge, the crowning glory and the safeguard of the empire”. The varsity also prides itself for having 14 Nobel laureates, in addition to 85 Fellows from the Academy of Medical Sciences and 74 Fellows from the Royal Society.
In the 2019 ranking, Imperial scored 92.8 for international outlook, 81.6 in teaching and 87.8 in citations. It is currently ranked as the ninth best university in the world.
Stanford University, United States of America
Stanford University was established in 1885 by Jane and Leland Stanford. Since its opening, Stanford has been playing a pivotal role in the exploration as well as the application of scientific knowledge. Stanford consists of 18 interdisciplinary research institutes and seven schools with over 19 Nobel laureates in their alumni network. The varsity is home to 67 Nobel laureates, 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts and 20 Turing Laureates. Stanford is ranked the third best university in the world and secured 86.1 in clinical, pre-clinical and health-subjects in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ 2019.
Johns Hopkins University, United States of America
Johns Hopkins is a private research university and has over 21,000+ students who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs in 10 academic divisions. JHU is considered as the first research university in the US which adopted their graduate studies concept from the ancient Heidelberg University, Germany. JHU scored 84.5 in the overall subject category, 89.8 in research and 84.8 in teaching. It currently ranks on the sixth position in the world university rankings.
University of California, Berkeley, United States of America
The University of California, Berkeley is a top-ranked public research university. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is home to 40,000+ students enrolled in almost 350 graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Berkeley is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities and offers a joint degree medical program at the UCSF Medical Centre. Berkeley scored 83.9 in the overall subject category, 90.5 in research and 80.2 in teaching. It was named the seventh best university in the world university rankings 2019.
University College London, United Kingdom
UCL was established in 1826 and was the first university to offer admissions to men and women on equal basis. The varsity is a constituent college of the University of London and staffs 850+ professors and 6000+ academic and research staff members. UCL over the years has excelled in the fields of medical sciences through mergers with the Institute of Neurology, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, the Eastman Dental Institute and the School of Pharmacy. UCL includes 11 faculties and is the birthplace of several scientific discoveries with over 29 Nobel prizes to their name.
Columbia University/University of Melbourne
Founded in 1754 as King’s College by Royal Charter of King George II of England, Columbia is one of the oldest universities in the US. It is a private research-based university with over 20 academic schools and 23 libraries that are scattered all across the city. Columbia administers a medical centre which produces sponsored medical and scientific researches costing $600 million annually. Columbia also has the privilege of educating the founding father of the US Alexander Hamilton and prominent political leaders including Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt and Theodore. It currently ranks on 16th position in the world university rankings 2019.
The University of Melbourne tied with Columbia University for the ninth spot. Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is regarded as one of the leading higher education and research institutes in the world. The varsity is affiliated with numerous residential colleges and encompasses 11 separate academic units which are associated with different research institutes including Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. The varsity secured an overall score of 82.4 with 88.1 in research and 82.0 in teaching the THE rankings’ 2019.